Beerburrum, a rural township with State Forest on its eastern and western sides, is 55 km north of central Brisbane. It was named after Beerburrum Mountain, west of the township, the word thought to be a conjunction of two Kabi language Aboriginal words referring to parrot and mountain, or the sound of the King Parrot. Beerburrum was in Caloundra City prior to local government amalgamations in 2008.

Further Reading: 

Russell Hopkins, The Beerburrum story, Kippa-Ring, R Hopkins, 1984

Stan Tutt, ed, Pioneer days - stories and photographs of European settlement between the Pine and the Noosa Rivers, Caboolture, Caboolture Historical Society, 1974

Murray Johnson, '"Promises and pineapples": post-First World War soldier settlement at Beerburrum, Queensland, 1916-1929', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol 51, 4, 2005, pp 496-512.


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